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As requested by the Dodgey one, this post is to guage some interest and gather info for a possible camping/yakking trip to Wivenhoe Dam (Big W)

Proposed Date:Mid to late August 2006
Members arriving Friday and saturday, some leaving sunday, others remaining until Monday. (Must get Richo onto some bass :p )

Camp Sites:
Logan complex - Excellent camp sites with full amenities (flush toilets and showers) some general supplies available , 15mins drive from fernvale, 5 mins past the dam wall, clearly signed. See image below for site locations and booking info, having spoken to Terry, the ranger, we can book when ever we want (sooner the better) and pay on arrival.

Launch options:
Logan inlet has a decent ramp, but you can also launch off the bank at the camp site easily enough with a trolley or a hand from fellow yaker.
10mins drive to Hamon Cove, another launch site which I havent investigated as yet, I think there may also be camping there, will inform when details are verified.

Interested Members:
Dallas
Dodge
Headman
MeOldChina
YakAtak
fishinswing
Mac Fish and friend
Shoey
Fishin_Dan
cdenyer
lizardwizard

Maps etc




Links of interest
http://members.optusnet.com.au/aus-kaya ... nhoe1.html
http://www.sweetwaterfishing.com.au/Wivenhoe.htm

Please post if interested, or add details and I'll update this post as it goes along.
 

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I'm right for August [after a tuneup] and will go with the concensus view re location.

Can arrive at bigW any Friday and camp, paddling that suits other akffers
 

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G'day Yakatak,

Count me in for this fishing trip, sounds like a great weekend. With some big bass in Wivenhoe, the reels should be screaming :D .
So defintely put my name down. Many thanks.
 

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Hi guys, please excuse my ignorance, but where exactly is Wivenhoe?
 
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I dont suppose a Sunday is an option? (for the main day)

Would be great to make a weekend out of it and arrive on the Saturday (maybe a late arvo sesh after settling in?), camp overnight and up early Sunday for a full day on the water before breaking camp in the arvo/evening and heading back home?

What do you think guys?
 

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I'm OK for Friday arrival and Monday depart as long as the medical stuff is finished.
Doc did job this morning and at the moment late July possibility with August a cert :wink:
 

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It's colder up there than in Brisbane guys, I suggest we leave it till late August as we've had a few sub zero mornings so far this winter, it's been somewhat more bareable since then, but I'd hate to be camping on a night like that, brrrr.
 

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YakAtak said:
It's colder up there than in Brisbane guys, I suggest we leave it till late August as we've had a few sub zero mornings so far this winter, it's been somewhat more bareable since then, but I'd hate to be camping on a night like that, brrrr.
I'm happy to accept local advice, and definately prefer to make a weekend of it rather than just a day trip
 
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She'll be right Karl :)

Just make sure we go to a place where they allow Camp Fires, and dress warm in the evening/early morning and we'll be fine.

We need to ship you down to Tassie to spend a night camping out to toughen you up mate :wink:
 

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Dallas said:
We need to ship you down to Tassie to spend a night camping out to toughen you up mate :wink:
I'd rather be a warm sook and wear my dress, than be tough and cold; nearly have to sit down and pee in GC winter temps :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
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If we kill enough old growth forest we'll all be more than warm around the campfire with a beer in hand sharing a yarn or two :wink:

And with enough bedding you wont feel it in the evening either really :D

We do a fair bit of camping, even when its cold overnight inland etc, but honestly as long as you have a fire and are well prepared with clothing you'll never be uncomfortable, especially in QLD :)

Up to you guys tho......me personally, not too worried about the overnight temps.....

Should be a great trip though..... I'm looking forward to it!
 

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Cheers Ross, Richo and I are meeting at Logan's Inlet to have a look around on sunday morning, no sounder on my Yak yet, but will have a troll around the area and see what I can come up with, I'm putting money on a few fork tails and maybe an old car tyre.
 

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YakAtak said:
Cheers Ross, Richo and I are meeting at Logan's Inlet to have a look around on sunday morning
As Karl says just driving up for a look and learn the layout; no yak as paddling is out at the moment.

For those who may be thinking of the outing I've just checked the details re Stocked Impoundment Permit which is required at Wivenhoe.

$7 per week......$35 per year....$31.50 per year for old timers :wink:

online from http://www.qld.gov.au/fishing you need credit card and printer
 

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I'm with Dallas on this one, nice fire going, a alchoholic drink in one hand having a good yarn would certainly the dampen the cold. I'm from around the area so am used to it. But you have to think guys that the bigger bass become more active when it's cold. I will camp out and make a weekend of it if everyone else is, your on the spot for an early morning popper session on the lake edges. I will go with the majority vote whatever happens.
 
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